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Looking for a mouthwatering Ethiopian meal near you?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Ethiopian spots around Minneapolis, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to satisfy your cravings.

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1. Dilla's

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First on the list is Dilla's. Located at 1813 Riverside Ave. North in Cedar-Riverside, the Ethiopian spot is the highest-rated Ethiopian restaurant in Minneapolis, boasting four stars out of 133 reviews on Yelp.

2. Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant

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Next up is Howe's Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant, situated at 3915 Hiawatha Ave. With 4.5 stars out of 33 reviews on Yelp, the Ethiopian spot has proved to be a local favorite.

3. Lucy's Market & Carryout

Photo: Kate M./Yelp

Standish's Lucy's Market & Carryout, located at 3749 Cedar Ave. South, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the Ethiopian spot 4.5 stars out of 33 reviews.

4. Katar River Restaurant and Bakery

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Katar River Restaurant and Bakery, an Ethiopian spot in Longfellow, is another go-to, with four stars out of 16 Yelp reviews. Head over to 2751 Minnehaha Ave. to see for yourself.


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